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February 14, 2012

Norske Skog sells excess power

Norske Skog sells back part of its energy contract to Statkraft. Norske Skog has reached an agreement to sell back excess power in southern Norway to Statkraft. The sale encompasses an annual volume of 680 gigawatt hours and covers the period through the end of 2020.

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Feb. 15, 2012

Biomass isn't carbon neutral, study finds

Burning wood for electricity instead of using fossil fuels might increase levels of atmospheric carbon, a study of the U.S. Southeast determined.

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14 February, 2012

Forest waste plan slammed

A plan to make native forest waste eligible for renewable energy credits has angered the North Coast Environment Council

A peak north coast environmental group has slammed a plan to give renewable energy status to native forest waste used to fuel power stations.

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7 February 2012

Wood the primary source of renewable energy in Europe

Wood energy accounts for 3% of the total primary energy supply (TPES) and 47% of the renewable energy supply (RES) in the UNECE region The Enquiry was sent out all the UNECE member states (except Andorra, Monaco and San Marino).

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If biofuels are not the answer, then what is?

There is mounting evidence that the current generation of biofuels do not deliver the claimed environmental benefits. But are other alternatives to petrol and diesel likely to be any more successful? The Scientific Alliance newsletter.

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February 6, 2012

National forests hold the promise of green energy

Green energy is among the myriad reasons to keep our national forests open to the “many uses” intended by the Forest Reserve Act of 1891. Federally owned forests comprise 192 million acres. According to some estimates, nearly 80 percent of this total requires thinning to mitigate risk of fire.
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February 2, 2012

UPM to Build the World’s First Biorefinery Producing Wood-based Biodiesel

UPM is to invest in a biorefinery producing biofuels from crude tall oil in Lappeenranta, Finland. The industrial scale investment is the first of its kind globally. The biorefinery will produce annually approximately 100,000 tonnes of advanced second generation biodiesel for transport. Construction of the biorefinery will begin in the summer of 2012 at UPM’s Kaukas mill site and be completed in 2014. UPM’s total investment will amount to approximately EUR 150 million.

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January 20, 2012

The Significance Of The Forest (Wood) Biomass As A Renewable Energy

Wood is the first source of energy for human. It is used as the means of heating, lighting and cooking until the industrial age. With the discovery of petroleum and coal; and then utilizing the natural gas, the sources that nourishes peoples source of energy have developed and changed.

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January 20th, 2012

North American pellet grew almost triple the growth rate of European production

During the last two years, global wood pellet production increased from about nine million tonnes to some 15-16 million tonnes, while apparent consumption expanded from about nine million to 13 million tonnes.

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January 26, 2012

SAB responds to EPA's biogenic emissions framework

The U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) has issued a draft report response to the EPA’s Accounting Framework for Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources. The framework was first issued by the EPA in September.


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